◊ The Land of Saints & Magic, and its Capital ◊

Salvador Central's Deep Guide to Customs, Culture, Cuisine, Music, History, Carnival, Happenings and More

There are certain places the names of which fire the popular imagination. Brazil is one of them; an amalgam of primitive and sophisticated, jungle and elegance, beating drums and luscious jazz harmonics, there's no other place like it on earth. And while Rio, or its fame anyway, tends toward the elegant and "sophisticated" end of the spectrum, Bahia tends toward the other end, the primordial and atavistic...


Salvador da Bahia: Set like a numinous black diamond between South Atlantic and the Bay of All Saints...Recôncavo and sertão stretching into the hinterlands.

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Superb and affordable vacation apartments and houses, handled by two experienced Americans in Salvador! For Carnival and anytime, seaside and Centro Histórico!

We're the Place for Lodging in Salvador

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Our Cana Brava Record Shop

We sell vinyl and CDs ripped from vinyl and printed...real Brazilian music: primordial Afro-Bahian samba, samba carioca (from Rio), choro, candomblé, ijexá...

More Here On True Brazilian Music

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Hottest Rhythms, Coolest Tunes!

Backlands Bahia, Brazil swings sweet and hard on beaten earth under mango trees and stars. Acquaint yourself with this and brilliance from all over the planet...

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